Workshop on CDCs Conducted at DPU, Organized by the EU Funded ISDEHARAK Project

A three-day workshop, part of the EU-funded ISDEHARAK project, was recently held at Duhok Polytechnic University in collaboration with Cowater International and the university's Career Development Center (CDC). This event was facilitated by Dr. Brian Stanes, a Career Guidance Expert, Mr. Roger Noujaim, Key Career Guidance Expert, and Mr. Bewar Haji, Director of the Career Development Center.

The workshop's primary aim was to enhance the efficacy of CDCs by integrating international best practices, focusing on student engagement, and aligning their educational paths with the demands of the job market. A vital component of the workshop included focused group discussions with students, facilitated by the experts, to understand their career aspirations and to bridge the gap between their education, skills, and the needs of the job market.

Additionally, the workshop featured sessions involving employers and company representatives, designed to work closely with CDC staff and program coordinators. These sessions highlighted best practices in employer